Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.